HTC Touch Pro2 for Verizon Wireless Review
0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2009, 04:41 posted on
Verizon is the third carrier to release the HTC Touch Pro2, behind T-Mobile and Sprint. We’ve taken an in-depth look at the original GSM unit, as well as a quick look at the offerings from T-Mobile and Sprint, so it seems there is little left to say about the Verizon version...
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1. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Once again not trying to be an ass but you really shouldnt bash verizon for moving the power button unless your unit didnt come with an instruction manual
8. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
No they have plenty of reason to bash that placement of the Power button. If you are an HTC user for the past 6 years you would find the power button on the top of the phone. I have used a windows mobile phone every day since mid 2006 and have used exclusively HTC for 2 years now, and I would have the same idea. Why should I read a manual for a phone I know about already. The only winmo phones that share the End/Power button are Standard phones. VZW is messing with the nature of WinMo Pro and ruining the Customer experience for windows mobile as a platform. It is damaging to WM and it angers long time users. That's why they can complain.
17. goofusdoofus (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
i think you're just retarde...holy shiz people it's a power button! and, uhh how does it ruin WinMo Pro? Does it somehow disable functions? like the calendar? or maybe text messaging? syncing with your computer? Do, pleas, enlighten us all as to HOW it ruins this phone?
19. IndirectRep (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
Exactly I am dying to hear how a little tiny power button can ruin a phone made by one of the industry giants.... Please enlighten us Kiltlifter.
2. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)
The more I see on this unit, the harder my decision is becoming on what to do with my upgrade. Touch Pro2 or Storm 2? I have seen the VZW unit, and am very impressed. RIM will need to hit a home run with their 5.0 OS and the design of S2. We will see...
3. Kain125 (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2009)
Well, the S2 is basically the same as the Storm just much more polished and refined. It really just depends on what type of OS you want, and what type of keyboard you prefer. I love the keyboard on this beast, and WinMo 6.1 is very very well hidden.
9. tokuzumi (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
You've obviously never used the Treo 700wx, or the Mogul. Treo wx shares the power button with the hang up key. The mogul has the power button on the side. Both devices are manufactured by HTC. Neither phone has the power button on top, which you indicate is an HTC "standard"
11. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
HTC Manufactures the Treo line? Boy, they're gonna be pissed when they find out that Palm has been pocketing the profits from them...
12. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Well, don't I look stupid. Looks like HTC OEMs the Treo for Palm, according to some. Sorry.
4. xcalibur (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 May 2009)
i brought this phone online and got it tuesday, i like it only problem I have is the resistive screen cause I would start a program by mistake and the vibration on the phone because you can't feel it if it's in a case or in your pant's pocket and that's a big deal for me especially if you work somewhere that does not allow cellphone usuage. i'm waiting for word on the moto sholes
5. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
i had this phone for just over a week and just returned it. The phone is pretty good, but in the end, its still WM, and I dont like WM. I'm sure its fine for the technically savvy who dont mind having to make a ton of adjustments to make the phone work optimally and understand how to do that, etc... but i'm too busy to do that. I just want a smartphone that works. The resistive touchscreen didnt take long to get used to, at first i was activating the wrong things but i got used to that quickly so dont let that bother you. but it is hard to operate this one handed. all and all, if you have time to make tweaks etc, and you dont mind WM then this phone is great... i did think the sound quality was kind of tinny... especially listening to voicemails on visual voicemail. But i loved the fact that your own voice is mic'd a bit when you are in conversation so you dont feel like you are talking into dead air... as often happens on non-flip phones... At the end of the day, I'm going to wait and check out the android phones... but this is a good phone though... i'm just not as savvy as I need to be.. i saw a thing about 60 changes you need to make to make it run efficiently, etc...
6. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
Yeah, I think the huge problem with Windows Mobile is that you need to tweak it and adjust it just to make it usable. That's what I hated when I used it, and hopefully that will change with 6.5 or 7. Until then, it's going to lose market share to RIM, Andriod, Apple
7. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Really, PhoneArena, how surprising that you could not get a report in WITHOUT bashing Big Red. ".... it is another example of Verizon messing with things that really have no business being messed with......" Are you serious? I've had my phone since five days after they released it online. The first thing I noticed?.... the Power button is also the End Call button. How could you NOT have seen that? I know HTC is used to putting it at the top, but you are right about one thing; you embarrassed yourselves by not knowing how to turn it on. I'm looking at the phone now and.... well how about that.... there's a little "Power" icon on the End Call button ( you know, the little circle with the vertical line thru it ? ). And you guys are supposed to be tech savvy. Hell, you didn't even need a manual for THAT. And by the way, I'm GLAD they moved that button. I used to put my phone in Airplane mode to save battery at nite but keep my alarm on. Sometimes I would forget that and didn't know if the phone was on or not ( no flashing green light )....and I didn't want to have to power it on by mistake. I think this was a great idea by VZW.Overall, I give this phone aces. There are some things I would have changed, though.... Like making it capable of VCast with Rhapsody and making it capbale of editing photos. A camera flash would have helped too, but it's no biggie. I also downloaded Google Maps with no problems whatsoever...even with the older build of Opera. Two thumbs up Verizon. RIM and Samsung ( Storm 2 and Omnia 2 ) better come with their "A-game" if they want to compete with this monster.
14. Kain125 (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2009)
I agree with this 100%. Ive had my TP2 for a week and a half/two weeks and i absolutely love it. And when i can upgrade to 6.5 is going to make this already outstanding phone into something much better.
10. nyuhsuk (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)
I don't know if the VW End/Power button works in the same fashion as my T-Mobile TP2, but I love the fact that a quick press of the power button on the top effectively turns off the screen and locks all the hardware keys. The End key only brings you back to the Home screen. If I were to lose that feature, it'd be quite annoying... in terms of not being to find the power button, that's another issue altogether...
13. wswanson04 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Nov 2008)
Why has no one mentioned it getting stuck in 1X? There are tons of people reporting this issue on other forums all over the web. Right now is seems to be 50 50 chance you have a bad tp2 from vzw. They are sending me a new phone but I know from reading on ppc geeks that it didn't fix theirs either. Reply if you are having problems too.
15. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I haven't encountered this problem... perhaps you are just getting incompetent tech reps that don't know how to fix anything.
16. wswanson04 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Nov 2008)
I'm not the only one. Check here. http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/show
18. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
No problem here with my TP2. I get 3G everywhere I'm SUPPOSED to get it. Hell, I get it where my other phone ( enV Touch ) doesn't. There's bound to be some lemons in a batch of phones.
20. Yoyoma (unregistered)
Verizon's Touch Pro 2 did not meet my expectations. The touch screen on my first touch pro malfunctioned for unknown reasons, and so I had to jump through hoops to obtain a pre-owned certified version; 6 months later, the pre-owned touch screen crapped out as well, with no apparent reason. Once the touch screen malfunctioned, access to any saved information is impossible, as navigation through the phone is impossible. Verizon failed to mention that the pre-certified phone only came with a 3 month warranty. In addition, the phone would constantly tell me I had multiple new text messages, when in fact I didn't. Worst phone I have ever owned.
21. omonigho (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
some one tell me, can the verizon version of this phone play videos